The Town of Webster is working on an innovative project during 2018 to restore and protect water quality in Shipbuilders Creek.
Resident and student participation is needed to make the project a success. The Shipbuilders Creek Restoration Project is being implemented by the Town of Webster in collaboration with the Water Education Collaborative (WEC), Stormwater Coalition of Monroe County, Causewave Community Partners, Rochester Institute of Technology, Webster Central School District, and Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District.
This grant funded project* will provide assistance to eligible homeowners living in Shipbuilders Creek watershed for installation of green infrastructure practices on their property, including disconnecting downspouts, installing rain barrels and rain gardens, and planting vegetation on streamside properties in order to reduce storm water pollution and protect the Creek.
For a project overview, click here to view the Project Brochure.
Participants installing rain barrels, rain gardens and/or stream protection will receive incentives based upon the green infrastructure they install. Homeowners living directly along Shipbuilders Creek have a special opportunity to help restore this community resource and are especially encouraged to participate. Non-homeowners living in the Shipbuilders Watershed can also participate in streamside restoration and cleanups and storm drain marking events planned during the Project.
*These materials are supported by agreement with New York Sea Grant, funds provided by the Environmental Protection Fund under the authority of the New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Act. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Stony Brook University or New York Sea Grant.